Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Arts: Karen Bystrom was named director of communications at ACT Theatre.

Banking/investment: Ronald Cathcart was named executive vice president and chief enterprise risk officer at Washington Mutual. Edward MacMillan was named vice president and private banker at Harris Private Bank. Philip Murphy Jr. was hired as vice president and portfolio manager at Marcia Joslyn Sill. Thomas Gomez and Marco Mindemann were appointed to branch managers at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union. Elise Fortin was named vice president and senior private banker at U.S. Trust.

Consulting: Brent Hicks joined Historical Research Associates as director of cultural-resources services.

Health care: Dr. Richard Hopper was appointed surgical director of the Craniofacial Center at Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center. Jim Grazko was named vice president, general manager of underwriting and contract services at Premera Blue Cross, Mountlake Terrace.

Insurance: Steve Colson was hired as a commercial-insurance lines producer at Lovsted-Worthington.

Law: Jennifer Campbell, of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, is committee chairwoman of the Products Liability Practice Section of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers.

Manufacturing: Carey Suto was hired as manager of procurement services, Heather Graham manager of aftermarket customer service and Chery Phillips manager of human resources at Red Dot.

Publishing: Mike Hathaway was promoted to vice president of Encore Media Group.


Banking: Sean Brennan was hired as chief lending officer and Tony Chalfant chief credit officer at Puget Sound Bank, Bellevue.

Construction: Peter Baker was hired as a project engineer at Express Construction, Mercer Island.

Engineering: Nels Cone was hired to lead the environmental-services department at Earth Solutions NW, Redmond.

Hotels: Paul Gleason III was named director of sales and marketing at the Doubletree Hotel, Bellevue.

Housing: Dave Caple was named chief executive, Ralph Jones executive vice president, Steve Bredeweg chief operations officer, Marilyn Fink senior vice president and Gary Ciabotti senior vice president of East Coast operations at Aboda, Redmond.

Technology: Mark Shemtob was selected to board president at Coldwall, Bellevue.

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